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Title: How long have you been here?
Post by: hata_ph on June 23, 2011, 06:53:43 pm
Just notice I have been with VL almost 5 year...  ;D
How long you been here?

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Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: M0E-lnx on June 23, 2011, 07:45:17 pm
Ive been here just a bit longer than you.  Joined july 2006 so, coming up on 5 years
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: nightflier on June 23, 2011, 07:57:01 pm
Hmm... I started using VL4.3, that would put us somewhere in 2004. I didn't join in the community until I was hooked on VL5.0 SOHO, which brings us to early 2005. So far I've been through two or three forum changes. Time flies when you're having fun.  ;D
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: hata_ph on June 23, 2011, 08:09:37 pm
Ya...i still remember VL4.3...and I remember I just throw away that CD at the beginning of this year from my collection  ;D
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: MikeCindi on June 23, 2011, 08:58:33 pm
Date Registered: July 23, 2006, 02:02:37 pm

I started with VL4 (my first experience with linux was SuSE 9.1) and got hooked to Vector with 5.0. I've had it on at least one PC ever since.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: stretchedthin on June 23, 2011, 09:32:57 pm
Date Registered:    January 01, 2008, 04:46:18 pm

Well I'm a relative newbie at only 3-1/2 years with Vector.  I had only been introduced to Linux about 6 months earlier (Ubuntu).  Only reason I gave Linux a shot to begin with was to avoid having to run virus protection all the time.   I found Linux in general to be fascinating.  Hell, I thought the idea of opensource was fascinating.  Vector just happened to be the fastest distro I could find.  Didn't make my first post on the forum for about 6 months, but I read everything I could and I was always impressed by how considerate the discourse was.  Really a great group of people here.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 23, 2011, 10:09:28 pm
I think I first started using VectorLinux in 2001 or 2002. I know it was version 2.0 or 2.5. I joined the forum soon after I started using VL because my ignorance was monumental and I had lots of how-to questions. Of course, that was several forums ago. VectorLinux 4.3 was the version that truly got me hooked and VectorLinux has been my main OS for at least three years.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Daniel on June 24, 2011, 05:12:23 am
Date Registered:    October 30, 2008, 10:18:24 pm

When I first started with Linux I had some pretty old hardware and I needed something light that would run well on that old hardware. I joined soon after installing Vector 5.9.1 and finding that my network card wasn't working. Once I plugged it in correctly, it worked fine :P. I've learned a lot from being here, and I really like the community.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Andy Price on June 24, 2011, 05:50:47 am
Registered for the forum in September 2006 - didn't relaise it had been nearly five years! I remember that I tried Vector a couple of times as a dual boot with XP before I finally bit the bullet and reinstalled 5.9 alone. It took me a few weeks to find substitutes for all the Windows programs I used to use but I haven't looked back since. It's nice to see lots of familiar names on the forum and feel a connection, even though we never meet face to face. Or... do some members actually meet up in person?
Andy
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: newt on June 24, 2011, 08:12:17 am
The forum says: "Date Registered: July 23, 2006, 10:17:03 pm"
But I think it was closer to mid-2005.

I'm wondering how well the forum joined date relates to when we really joined the community. I recall starting to use VL in the 5.0/5.0.1 SOHO days and probably joined the forum shortly thereafter which puts the date somewhere around March-April 2005. I have a feeling that one of the hacked forums was unrecoverable such that most everyone had to re-register, or that when we switched from phpbb to smf that the admins were unable to move over the user database such that we had to re-register. I'd safely put the date I joined the VL community back in mid-2005.  Below are a few release dates from older VL versions that helped me place the date.

VectorLinux 4.0: 2003-10-08
VectorLinux 4.3: 2004-09-19
VectorLinux 5.0 SOHO: 2005-02-22
VectorLinux 5.0.1 SOHO: ~2005-03-25
VectorLinux 5.1 Standard: 2005-07-27
VectorLinux 5.1 SOHO: 2006-01-20
VectorLinux 5.8 Standard: 2006-12-18
VectorLinux 5.8 SOHO: 2007-05-17
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: nitehawk on June 24, 2011, 03:49:24 pm
I registered with this forum April, 2008....but I had been using Vector for some time before that.  (Don't know for how long).  I think it was version 5.9 that got me really hooked.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 24, 2011, 11:28:25 pm
Newt is right. We've had to re-register for the forum at least once and probably more than once. We had some hacking problems that destroyed everything in years past.

I have some forum messages from 2002 that I printed out and keep in my Linux notebook.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Lyn on June 25, 2011, 08:11:43 am
I have been reading the forums and using various Vectors since before VL 4.0  so probably something like 7 years... Been using Linux for about 10 years - Mandrake was my first serious one, but others like BLAG, Lycoris and Libranet - will try loads of others but Vector is my home.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: gamfa on June 27, 2011, 04:46:57 am
I can't remember the exact year or month but it was VL 3.2 I believe.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Joe1962 on June 27, 2011, 05:10:30 am
I joined up when I installed VL 4.0. Unfortunately, this is our 3rd Forum since then, IIRC, and I never kept backups of my posts... :(
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: The Headacher on June 27, 2011, 10:21:15 pm
My first VL was 5.0.1 SOHO. And yes, this is at least the 3rd forum since then...
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: |nic| on July 06, 2011, 04:15:09 am
Date Registered:  23-07-2006

Started using Vector with Version 5 SOHO and still using it.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: kazuya on July 08, 2011, 01:06:38 pm
Hi all. It has been a while that I have even been active on forum. I would say since VL 4.0. Closer to 2006 or 2007. I am too much of a distro-hopper, but VL would always have a special place regardless of the direction.

But this community is one of the best out there. I have been too caught up with marriage life, a kiddo, school, and excess work for a while. Little time to enjoy the opensource community.

due my 64 bit obsession and hardware I try out other distros that do 64bit versions.

For my 32 bit systems, it is this distro or maybe some other minimalistic distro.

It is great to see all these guys like Blurry, Moe, Joe, etc . . . many more still going strong.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 08, 2011, 02:33:00 pm
its been a long time indeed :)
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: budulay on July 10, 2011, 03:16:50 pm
My profile says April 05, 2008, which sounds about right. I've been on and off periodically, though.
Started with VL5.9 just when it came out.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Megamieuwsel on December 01, 2011, 10:15:42 am
Pfew!...
That's asking a LOT from my memory....

Lessee; I first dabbled with Version2.5(?) when it just was released and ! screwed up. That was...
When?...
2001 or thereabouts?
Tried it a few more times, since SuSE drove me up the walls...

But I really got into it with 3.2 SOHO and the development of 4.0, When I took over the (then) board from Tigger(I see he's back as an Admin now...) and created the subforum-tree we have now.
Just a tad longer than Joe1962 and a little later then Lyn(he already was a member when I signed up IIRC...).
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: caitlyn on December 02, 2011, 07:22:24 pm
My first VL was 1.8 so maybe 2000/2001 or thereabouts.  I still have the VL 2.5 CD I bought from the VL Store.  The label is handwritten with a sharpie :)  Is that Vector's handwriting?  Hmmm... I wonder.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: SmartDuck on December 06, 2011, 12:29:18 am
Started with VL 3.2 at the time 4.0 was in it's RC stage. Away since ... 2008? back now and give VL 7 a try.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Joe1962 on December 06, 2011, 04:56:46 am
I still have the VL 2.5 CD I bought from the VL Store.  The label is handwritten with a sharpie :)  Is that Vector's handwriting?  Hmmm... I wonder.

Hold on to it, that might become a real collector's item one day... ;D
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: niiler on December 06, 2011, 05:12:36 am
I remember screwing around with Red Hat, Caldera (yes, guilty), Lycoris, and Suse before settling on Vector Linux (around version 2.5, I think).  I did some early work as a packager up through version 4.2, and then got rather busy with life.  However, since around 2003 or so, VL has been my primary operating system, and I have probably installed it in its various versions upwards of 500 times on school computers, personal computers and laptops, and on friends/family computers.  At home we use it for our media center computer (currently on VL7.0rc3.4).  It is still one of the speediest and most reliable distros around, and the inclusion of vpackager has made compiling those packages that aren't in the repository a dream.  

Thanks to everyone who has had the time to continue to maintain and work on this wonderful product.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: hata_ph on December 15, 2011, 05:00:17 pm
hi.. im a newbie..

welcome
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Allarde on February 11, 2012, 06:56:43 am
I have recently join this forum but i am using VL5 Since 2010 and i have no problem with that.
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: hata_ph on February 11, 2012, 07:09:42 am
I have recently join this forum but i am using VL5 Since 2010 and i have no problem with that.

welcome :)
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: ronnyquest on February 11, 2012, 08:40:01 am
I guess I lurked for longer than I had thought.

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Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Herpy on February 11, 2012, 11:51:07 am
Well I gave VL 6 a try a long time ago but the whole alsa thing ruined it for me (I was a newbie at the time) Now I've been using VL7 for about 3 months and loving it!
Title: Re: How long have you been here?
Post by: Lyn on February 12, 2012, 11:30:35 am
Pfew!...
That's asking a LOT from my memory....

Lessee; I first dabbled with Version2.5(?) when it just was released and ! screwed up. That was...
When?...
2001 or thereabouts?
Tried it a few more times, since SuSE drove me up the walls...

But I really got into it with 3.2 SOHO and the development of 4.0, When I took over the (then) board from Tigger(I see he's back as an Admin now...) and created the subforum-tree we have now.
Just a tad longer than Joe1962 and a little later then Lyn(he already was a member when I signed up IIRC...).


Actually you are right, I tried VL3.2 and was asking questions about that on the then board (I had difficulty getting X set up) but I dabbled with it before then... it was while I was working at a charity and was looking for a distro that would work with older computers...